“Tonight I feel like the prom queen,” she tells everyone. But unlike most prom queens she isn’t about to just accept her tiara and let the moment pass. Not this time. She has things to say - and if it she can’t say them now, then when?
Mae West is a perfect example of how becoming a legend often means doing something before anyone else. Her utter lack of shame and willingness to shock in an age where such acts could result in jail time made her an icon.